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Salvation Army Provides Thanksgiving Dinner

Reported by: Aaron Adelson
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Updated: 11/22/2012 5:16 pm
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The Salvation Army has provided Thanksgiving meals in Lexington for about 50 years.

Some people come for the turkey, others for the pie, but everybody eating thanks the Salvation Army for the meal.

"I'm just thankful I'm still alive and in good health.  I came up to a program for women in Lancaster, and it, the program just wasn't designed for me.  They're allowing me to stay here without having to be homeless, or on the streets for the holidays," said Amanda Pope, from Shreveport, LA. 

Herman French says he's thankful to wake up every morning.  He comes to the Salvation Army each Thanksgiving.

"I'm thankful for other people being able to get something to eat, other people being able to join together as friends and sharing conversations," said Herman French. 

The Salvation Army hopes to feed about 500 people.  That takes a lot of turkey.  So, volunteers are slicing up 250 lbs of turkey and 250 lbs of ham, because the Salvation Army says everybody deserves a Thanksgiving meal. 

"We're very committed to feeding hungry stomachs and hungry souls, and we hope that today they'll have their stomach fed, but also they'll know somebody cares about them.  We hope to touch their heart, because every person is important," said Major Debora Ashcraft, Salvation Army. 

Ashcraft told the crowd she would be happy to pray with anybody who wants. 
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